(Juniperus communis)


Juniper was one of the ingredients in gin and gave it the distinctive flavour. Juniper acts as a diuretic and increases the rate at which the kidneys filter body fluids.

Because of this diuretic action, juniper is used to treat high blood pressure, fluid retention and premenstrual syndrome. Juniper oil is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects, and is useful for arthritis and gout sufferers.

How It May Benefit You...

  • bladder infections

  • cystitis

  • edema (water retention)

  • digestive problems.

  • menstrual irregularities and premenstrual syndrome.

  • high blood pressure.

  • Apply externally for:

  • arthritis.

  • gout.


Individuals with hay fever should only take juniper under the supervision of a Health Professional.  Juniper in high doses can irritate and damage the kidneys and urinary tract. If you develop diarrhoea, intestinal pain, kidney pain, blood in the urine, or a faster heartbeat, stop taking juniper immediately and see your doctor as soon as possible. Do not use juniper if you have a kidney infection, kidney stones or a history of kidney problems.

If you are pregnant - do not use this herb.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Available in whole berries, bulk, capsules, and tinctures

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